The only thing on the barreled action and the stock tha tcontact each other is teh V-Block contact points that run down each side of the 10" V-Block and of course the three 1/4-28 bolts that hold the barreled action securely into the V-Block.
That is not entirely true, the Recoil lug touches its reenforced baring surface as well but the entire action and barrel in fornt of the V-Block is totally free floated. There is about 0.040" clearance around the action and the stock.
I will take some detailed pics and post them to show you the design a little better.
The length of the V-Block depends on the weight of the barrel used and the number of mounting bolts is dependent on the weight as well and length of the block.
In all honesty, a single mounting bolt inthe center of the V-Block will securely hole the barreled action in place but with this heavy of a rifle, I prefer using three.
I will post some pics of a smaller caliber V-Block rifle I just finished for a customer using a Holland Signature Laminated Stock and a 7" V-Block.
The action screws for the stock that you will see are "dumby" screws. They are just there for show and to look good, if oyuwill.
I will post some detail pics here soon.
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ignore this if you have thought it through already as I do not know the purpose of the rifle you are building but unless you are planning on taking an elk at a mile and need the energy, the 300gr .338 is not needed. There are smaller calibers that can match the trajectory if not come awfully close with a lot less recoil. My feelings when shooting long range...... and short range come to think of it. Is that shot placement means more than energy. I have tracked white tails that ran for miles to never be seen again that have been hit with a .300 win. but my .308 and .44 leaver action have never let one run more than 100 yards before it dropped dead.
O.k, I'm not a fan of the .338. I have nothing against them for others but feel that 80-90% that own one, own it for bragging rights and could do just as good with something smaller. Don't get me wrong,If I ever plan to shoot an elk at
1 mile the .338 would be my caliber of choice.
So here's the way I'm thinking
32" Bruton 5C barrel 1-9 twist
175MK or custom bullet in a similar weight.
this is the performance you could expect
at 1500yds. aproxx 1,000 ft.lbs. of energy.
and approx. 34 moa's of drop from 100yd zero.
time of flight approx. 2 seconds.
with aprox. 1.28 lb seconds of momentum.
still supersonic at 2,200 yds!
also this round would be better suited for the Remington 700 action versus a .338/.378
just my .02
Kirby, that's a sweeet lookin' rifle!
curious to see pix on the v-block system
how do you like the super sniper? been thinking about trying one.I assume that's what the scope is? [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
P.S I have nothing against bragging rights either [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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